Outside inluences on neighborhood character

10 Jun

I was reading through the new website Chicago Neighborhoods First and stumbled upon a great point regarding development and our neighborhoods- ‘too much outside influences can diminish the unique character of our neighborhoods.’

This isn’t necessarily an argument for NO DEVELOPMENT but it should strengthen the resolve of committed residents to really taking a look at what’s being proposed in their area and what impacts might come about if such a development is approved.

Characteristics can include building size, height, tenants, architecture styling, destruction of relevant and old buildings, the list goes on.

This weekend as your walking around (trying to stay dry) check out the real details of our neighborhood and decide whether or not you should be participating more…


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